Weight Loss Drugs

For some people, despite their best efforts to lose weight by diet and exercise, prescription weight loss drugs can literally be a lifesaver.

Weight loss drugs are not intended to be for those who need to lose only 20 or 30 pounds, but for those who are considered to be obese or morbidly obese, usually those with a BMI of 30 or greater. Those with high BMI's are at risk of developing, or worsening, health problems such as impaired glucose tolerance, osteoarthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and heart disease

For these persons, using drugs to help them lose weight can not only encourage them to develop better eating habits, but assist them in getting the exercise they need. Some patients are so overweight that they cannot get sufficient amounts of exercise.

Weight loss drugs are designed to either decrease the appetite or provide a feeling of a full stomach, increase either the metabolism of the person or the metabolism of food, or a combination of these.

Weight loss Drugs Articles

  • Saxenda (liraglutide)
    One of the newest "blockbuster" prescription weight loss drugs on the market, Saxenda might just be the one of the most revolutionary drugs of its kind.
  • Contrave (bupropion, naltrexone)
    This drug is a combination of two older drugs; Wellbutrin, and the anti-addiction drug ReVia.
  • Belviq (lorcaserin)
    Belviq is one of the few weight loss drugs approved by the FDA over the past 13 years.
  • Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)
    This drug is a combination of two older drugs; phentermine and topiramate, a migraine/anti-seizure medication that has appetite suppression as one of its side effects.